Harewood And Simpson Could Still Arrive on Tynesdie

It seems that Newcastle have a number of striker options, but if these fail, they will turn again to Marlon Harwood, who started to look good towards the end of his loan spell last year, when he scored 5 goals for the Magpies.

Marlon Harewood – could still arrive on loan in January

The Newcastle Journal is reporting that Newcastle are looking at other striker targets with Sheffield United’s £2M striker Billy Sharp a player currently taking their interest.l;

And the club are also reported to be looking at Scunthorpe forward Gary Hooper – that’s the player that Leeds wanted to replace Beckford if he left the League One club for the Magpies.

We have a feeling that Peter Lovenkrands improved form, will help a loan move for Harewood, because Peter has already said he likes playing with the big man, and they could form one good partnership up front, through the end of the season.

And apparently Aston Villa are not looking for a £1.25M loan fee, which was widely reported over the last month or so – we wonder who made that one up?

Some fans, including my son Neil, think we don’t need another striker, and we already have Lovenkrands, Ameobi, Ranger and Carroll to call on. But we have to remember that Carroll and Ranger are not too experienced, and that’s something that Marlon can provide, and he can in fact assist them in their football development.

And we were told yesterday that both Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood were talking to Danny Simpson, probably trying to get him to accept the  £10K/week that has been offered to him for this season.

Chris said today:

“Danny’s one that we’re still working on,” “Once he’s out on that pitch, he’s a very committed player who will give everything.”

“I’ll have to see him, but officially, he’s a Manchester United player until it’s decided otherwise.”

“We’re still working and making decisions. The most important thing is to bring in the lads we need in the areas we need, and we’d like to do that as soon as possible.”

So we could still see both Marlon and Danny arrive soon, but Newcastle are making this transfer business look awfully hard and complicated this cold January.

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • spiderpig

    Jan 20, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #1

    danny simpson will be a back up player next year as will ameobi,and harewood if we sign him.lets give kadar a shot in the middle and move taylor to right back,he loves going forward anyway.we only have place for one big lumbering forward that wont score in the prem and thats ameobi at the mo.so no to marlon,would sooner see a bit of pace up front to compete with loven.desperately need a good right winger so guthrie can come into the middle.i know he’s our top scorer but nolan is pants as a midfielder.no pace,no skill.

  • Davey Falcus

    Jan 20, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #2

    We do need something different up front, Ameobi proved that on Monday night, he was truelly awful. I don’t want Harewood though, I’d prefer to stick Carroll in there, at least he chases the ball and wins headers even if he does spend a lot of the game on his backside.

  • Whumpie

    Jan 20, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #3

    I agree, Ed – get Harewood back on loan rather than buy someone. We only need backup for when one of Loven or Shola go off injured, to make sure we still have 2 experienced heads up front when needed. It’s easy to forget that Carroll is still a teenager and not the finished product.

    As for defence, I’m less worried about CB than LB, and I’d like to see Simpson signed as a utility player to give us options across the back when injuries mount – as they are bound to soon.

    Kadar looked amazing at Plymouth, and if he can be that good consistently then we have options at RB (either Taylor) but we’re far more limited if Enrique gets crocked.

    If we don’t sell anyone (except Geremi) and get Simpson bought and Marlon loaned, that’s a good January for me. Fingers crossed.


    Jan 20, 2010 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #4

    more made up shit by ed .

  • Whumpie

    Jan 20, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #5

    I think Carroll has shown his strength and weakness in his last couple of seasons. He’s excellent at getting in there and bashing down defences – but at 19, he’s still prone to losing his head a bit when he’s in on goal, so his accuracy suffers.

    I’m confident that he’ll get up to Prem level in a year or two. If only he can stay out of the Big Market, that’ll help.

    Why on earth are players allowed to drink at all during season, anyway???

  • Whumpie

    Jan 20, 2010 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Moondust – uncalled for and ignorant. What you mean is, “Ed, I see what you’re saying but I don’t believe you can back it up and I disagree on your opinion”.

    Try that kind of approach. You may find fewer people assuming you are a festering tool.

  • Roy Cropper

    Jan 20, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #7

    message for toonmania :

    if i ever catch up with you i’m gonna take my shoe off and bray the living daylights out of you with it.


    Jan 20, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Roy Cropper // Jan 20, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    message for toonmania :

    if i ever catch up with you i’m gonna take my shoe off and bray the living daylights out of you with it._ haha bootys mate.


    Jan 20, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #9

    frumpie keep it zipped .

  • Mark-o

    Jan 20, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #10

    Keep the childish banter for the playground MOONDUST. nob-ead!

    Hope Harewood doesnt come, he was aweful. Cant see much happening this window besides a few frees/loans.

    And all this talk of we should sign whoever and our back libe should be…. blah blah blah, what a load of rubbish, if you were all that good at saying who we should sign why aint you working for the club?

    On a different note, West Ham were sold for £115 million. They have a smaller stadium, smaller fan base and less commercial appeal than us. Does that mean we are worth more?
    The only things the have above us are premiership football (hopefully not for too long) and 3 England iternationals (Cole, Green,Upson) and there gonna have to be sold i rekon.
    Were a bargain at £100 million!!!

  • Stevo

    Jan 20, 2010 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #11

    Simpson would be great. We need to be giving Ranger more time on the pitch than wasting our time with Harewood. Get Ranger ready for the Prem!!!!!!


    Jan 20, 2010 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #12

    MARK O and you sut up idiot .

  • Stevo

    Jan 20, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #13

    @MOONDUST – Chill out mate. ‘The Newcastle Journal is reporting…….’ – Ed is merely stating what The Chronicle are reporting.

  • Mark-o

    Jan 20, 2010 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #14

    MOONDUST – sut up? is that like shut up but how the kids say it? Am i getting a bite out of you?

    Stevo i agree, Ranger needs more time on the pitch. When we go back up i hope he has a season on loan back in the championship.

  • Stevo

    Jan 20, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #15

    Mark-o – definitely! A loan move to a Championship side next year would be a great move for him. Once he’s banged a couple in he’ll be flying I reckon.


    Jan 20, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #16

    ed talks more shit than sawdust you idiots .

  • Ericles

    Jan 20, 2010 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #17

    It seems we are once again looking at players who will not cut it if we go up to the Premier. We need that sort of potential being recruited. All we seem to be doing is sifting around for those who will get us promotion but not take us up the Premier.

  • Whumpie

    Jan 20, 2010 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #18

    Ericles – I disagree. If we recruit for the Prem (beyond ‘promising youngsters on the cheap’ category) then we risk being stuck with misfits in the summer. Worse – if we don’t go up, we risk heading back into the financial mire.

    Just do what we can to make it as certain as possible that we go up and are as solvent as possible. Once we do that, we have just one concern…

    Will Ashley then spend the extra revenue that guarantees to rebuild the squad, or will he once again squander the entire summer gambling everything on finding a buyer?

  • lesh

    Jan 20, 2010 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #19

    Moondust. A simple message which I’m confident will receive support from fellow posters:

    If you don’t like the site, looking’s free but please don’t comment unless you can make constuctive dialogue.

    If your intellect renders you incapable of adding value to this site or your condition makes it impossible of doing anything other than behaving like a complete idiot, then please keep your grubby paws away fom the keyboard!

  • lesh

    Jan 20, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #20

    Whumpie asked the question…… “Will Ashley then spend the extra revenue that guarantees to rebuild the squad, or will he once again squander the entire summer gambling everything on finding a buyer?”.

    C’mon Whump, what has recent experience shown you?


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